Request New License: IBM PowerPC Initialization and Boot Software(ibm-pibs)


Roger Meier <roger@...>
 

Hi all

Based on Wolfgang Denk's question regarding the PIBS License
Identifier(PowerPC Initialization and Boot Software) on the spdx general
mailing list. I would like to officially request this License to be added to
the SPDX License List according to
http://spdx.org/spdx-license-list/request-new-license

1.proposed Full Name for the license: IBM PowerPC Initialization and Boot
Software
2.proposed License Short Identifier: ibm-pibs
3.Provide a functioning URL: not available
4.Create and attach license text ibm-pibs.txt (attachment)
5.OSI-approved: No
6.Short explanation regarding the need for this license to be included on
the License List:
This License is used within "Das U-Boot -- the Universal Boot Loader",
File list:

http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;f=arch/powerpc/cpu/ppc4xx/4xx_pci.c;
h=2ca355b1347969cca6ac4b0bd355329c51dd1fc0;hb=9fab4bf4cc077c21e43941866f3f2c
196f28670d

http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;f=arch/powerpc/cpu/ppc4xx/4xx_uart.c
;h=1ad19abff6db2138dea7287b6eeecb840418d601;hb=9fab4bf4cc077c21e43941866f3f2
c196f28670d

http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;f=arch/powerpc/cpu/ppc4xx/miiphy.c;h
=297155fdafa064b955e53e9832de93bfb0cfb85b;hb=9fab4bf4cc077c21e43941866f3f2c1
96f28670d
Official information from IBM describing the Software Licensing Model
(chapter 5):

https://www-01.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/techdocs/BD4A044F267FE8BC87
256F820055C6CF/$file/pibs_overview.pdf
U-Boot started to use a SPDX-License-Identifier per file instead of the
license text, see here:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.boot-loaders.u-boot/166449

Thank you!
-roger

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